Achievements Made in Public Health Sector

Pyongyang, December 22 (KCNA) — Many achievements conducive to the improvement of people’s health have been made in the DPRK this year.

The Breast Tumour Institute of the Pyongyang Maternity Hospital applied the method of detecting symptomatic lymph node to breast cancer operation. And the Ryugyong General Ophthalmic Hospital succeeded in introducing vitrectomy, phacoemulcification and other advanced methods.
The Okryu Children’s Hospital successfully carried out over 300 cardiovascular operations and developed a new heart operation method, while other medical institutions have paid big efforts to assimilating advanced diagnostic and treatment methods.
Huichon Koryo Medicine Pharmaceutical Factory was rebuilt to be a model Koryo medicine producer for the whole country and production processes have been upgraded at over 20 pharmaceutical factories.
Meanwhile, scores of treatises conducive to putting the Koryo medicine on a scientific basis were made public and the Skin-disease Preventive Centre under the Ministry of Public Health compiled a complete book on dermatology.
Successes were also made in the efforts to put medical service on an IT basis.

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